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Statement from seminar on “Community Action for Mining and Customary Land Rights”

Myanmar Mining Watch Network,
June 23, 2016, Myitkyina, Kachin State.
A seminar on Community Action for Mining and Customary Land Rights was held during June
20th to 22nd, 2016 with participants from Kachin, Kuki, Karen, Karenni, Chin, Taarng, Mon,
Arakan and Shan ethnicities from different States and Divisions. (69) participants from (35)
organizations from campaign groups against large-scale mining,........Read more


Aung San Suu Kyi urged to halt Norwegian backed dam in Shan State

The Norwegian state owned company, Statkraft Norfund Power Invest or SN Power, concluded an MOU for a project known as the Middle Yeywa dam with the previous government in July 2014. This dam is set to be built in a location that has been identified as “seismically hazardous” because it is close to the Kyaukyan fault line.

The three groups behind the statement, the Shan Human Rights Foundation, the Shan Sapawa Environmental Organisation and the Shan State Farmers’ Network, say they are very concerned that a study conducted by SN Power failed to take into account the on-going conflict in northern Shan State and how the dam will affect the conflict and whether the conflict would affect the dam.....Read more


Mandalay vows to solve land grabs

All parliamentary business has been pushed to the backburner in Mandalay, while MPs strive to solve land grabbing cases, according to the hluttaw chair.

Mandalay Region hluttaw will take a month’s hiatus from its usual schedule, and will instead focus solely on addressing land complaints, said chair U Aung Kyaw Oo...........Read more


Mining Companies Found to Be Polluting in Sagaing

Seven coal mining firms in Kalaywa, Sagaing Division, are operating without any regard for the environmental impact of their projects, according to a report released Wednesday by a joint task force made up of environmental NGOs, civil society organizations and the Ministry of Mines.

The firms that failed to conduct and follow the guidelines of environmental and social impact assessments have polluted the ground surrounding their..............Read more

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